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"As a group of hard-working, good-hearted Brazilians, GTIS manifests against corruption and the institutional crisis
that plague the country and contradict the historically positive values of the Brazilian society.
We strongly support the peaceful social movements that will hopefully lead Brazil to a better future."
(Motion approved in June 2015; updated in September 2016.)


"GTIS manifests solidarity to the victims of urban violence, which is out of control in the country
due to enduring poverty and a series of new legislation that restricted the power of police
as well as the power of individuals to protect themselves and their families."
(Motion approved in August 2016.)






GTIS article awarded in AMCIS 2017

Boston, MA, USA
August 10-12, 2017

Article "Peças e Engrenagens do Uso da Internet" (Nuts and Bolts for Internet Use), by Flávio Mota and Carlo Bellini, was awarded best paper of the Latin America track, 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). The article is available for AIS subscribers at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2017/Spanish/Presentations/4/





GTIS article awarded by the publisher

Bingley, England
May 23, 2017

Article "Organizational structure and enterprise systems implementation: Theoretical measures and a benchmark for customer teams", by Carlo BelliniRita Pereira, and João Luiz Becker, published in 2016 in Emerald's journal IT & People, was awarded Highly Commended Paper, 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. This means that the article is among the three that attracted particular attention of Emerald's editorial team.


The article is now in open access until June 2018, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ITP-04-2014-0076




Social engineering and digital behavior

João Pessoa, Brazil
February 22, 2017

José Augusto Lopes Viana presented his dissertation as a requisite for the MS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. He carefully analyzed the social engineering practices and the likelihood of people adopting positive or negative behaviors to be protected against. His study is particularly important in the present moment of the Brazilian society and economy, since digital crimes are escalating along with other crimes. Also, his study is part of the field's current interests on cyber-security. In fact, technologies and individual and organizational behavior account for the mechanisms to address the security of one's assets. The committee for his dissertation was: Dr. Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR), Dr. Francisco "Franzé" da Costa (UFPB), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).






2017 Conference Organization

GTIS researcher Dr. Carlo Bellini is co-chair for track Enterprise Systems & Knowledge Management at 10th Conf-IRM (Santiago, Chile, May 17-19), co-chair for track Latin America at 23rd AMCIS (Boston, MA, August 10-12), associate editor for track Digital Ecosystems at 25th ECIS (Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10)and associate editor for track Service Science & Information Systems at 38th ICIS (Seoul, South Korea, December 10-13).




2016 Conferences

GTIS researchers had an intense agenda in academic conferences in 2016, including AMCIS, SEINFORMS, GITMA, ENANPAD, and ISLA. Please see the full schedule and paper titles in the Agenda.



World IT Project, Brazil - first results

Greensboro, NC, USA
October 21, 2016

The World IT Project is a huge endeavor involving more than 40 countries. It is headed by Dr. Prashant Palvia, a leading scholar from the Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, Bryan School of Business & Economics, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA. This October, GTIS researcher Dr. Carlo Bellini presented the first results of the Brazilian Chapter at the project's headquarters (see here) to an enthusiastic audience formed by faculty members and PhD students. The study called "Turnover and turnaway of information systems/technology professionals during a national crisis and across age groups" was developed by Dr. Bellini, Dr. Valter Moreno (UERJ, Brazil), Dr. Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR, Brazil), Dr. Palvia, and by another core team member of the project - Dr. Tim Jacks (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA). This study is expected to contribute in several ways to the IS/IT community worldwide, for its theoretical and applied insights on the patterns of job-related perceptions and intentions of IS/IT professionals during economic crises and across age groups.






From the digital divide to digital limitations - socio-demographic factors and the interplay with skills, attitudes, and Internet use

João Pessoa, Brazil
April 15, 2016

Flávio Perazzo Barbosa Mota presented his doctoral dissertation as a requisite for the DS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. Flávio did a thorough statistical analysis of secondary data about Internet use in Brazil and provided a new perspective on how Internet use relates to individual skills, attitudes, and socio-demographic factors. His research is particularly important for updating our understanding about the interplay between socio-demographics and the information and communication technologies, as well as for us to go beyond the digital divide discourse towards a digital effectiveness perspective - which is based not only on digital inclusion, but also on digital capabilities. The committee for his dissertation was: Dr. Brivaldo André Marinho da Silva (UFPB), Dr. Francisco José "Franzé" da Costa (UFPB), Dr. Cesar Alexandre de Souza (USP), Dr. Anatália Saraiva Martins Ramos (UFRN), and Dr. Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).






An experiment on online conversations about corruption

João Pessoa, Brazil
February 29, 2016

Thales Pann Souza Rufino presented his dissertation as a requisite for the MS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. Thales did an experiment on anonymous behavior and the attitude towards risk in online, group conversations about public and private corruption. His research is particularly important in the present moment of the Brazilian society, which is fighting against corruption in an unprecedented way, and the virtual social networks are playing an impressively decisive role in this fight. The committee for his dissertation was: Dr. Brivaldo Marinho (UFPB), Dr. Guilherme Lunardi (FURG), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).




Visiting professors

Greensboro, NC, USA
February 24, 2016

GTIS researchers Dr. Carlo Bellini and Dr. Rita Pereira started their one-year term as visiting researchers at Bryan School of Business & Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Dr. Bellini works with Dr. Prashant Palvia on the management of IS professionals and teams at the Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, and Dr. Pereira works with Dr. James Boles on the nature of marketing research and practice at the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism. Dr. Bellini and Dr. Pereira express their gratitude to Bryan's scholars and staff, as well as to UNCG's International Programs Center for their continuous support and kindness.




Globetrotting

GTIS researchers Dr. Carlo Bellini and Dr. Rita Pereira had an intense professional agenda in the USA last October when they visited universities in Connecticut, Maryland and North Carolina.

At the University of Baltimore (UB), they met with Dr. Eusebio Scornavacca in order to discuss prospective research projects in the fields of Internet marketing and the management of IS professionals. Dr. Scornavacca is a leading researcher on mobile technologies and applications who presented a three-day seminar on technology and ubiquity at GTIS' homebase at João Pessoa, January 2013.

At Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Dr. Pereira discussed digital marketing, virtual social networks and the Brazilian consumer with undergraduate students attending Dr. Kuan Chiang's classes at the Department of Marketing. She also had informal meetings with Dr. Olga Petkova (information systems) and Dr. Nusser Raajpoot (marketing). At Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), Dr. Bellini discussed the management of IS professionals with undergraduate students attending Dr. Doncho Petkov's classes at the Department of Business Administration.

Dr. Olga Petkova and Dr. Rita Pereira at CCSU

Meeting with the Department of Business Administration at ECSU

And at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), they concluded the paperwork for their 2016 visiting scholar terms at that research university. Dr. Pereira will work with Dr. James Boles on the identity of the Brazilian marketing community, and Dr. Bellini will work with Dr. Prashant Palvia on the Brazilian data of the World Information Technology Project. On a more informal agenda, Dr. Pereira and Dr. Bellini took part of the "homecoming" parade for the 2015 academic year.




Flow in IS/IT teams

João Pessoa, Brazil
August 25, 2015

Pedro Jácome de Moura Jr. presented his doctoral dissertation as a requisite for the DS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. Pedro researched on flow in IS/IT teams. He carried out three specific studies on the theoretical antecedents and consequents of flow, and on how to measure flow in practice. He finally proposed a specific study to address both performance and flow in IS/IT teams. His research was the first PhD research entirely developed as part of GTIS studies, and it is a landmark contribution to GTIS' line of research on the management of IS/IT professionals. The committee for his dissertation was: Dr. Valter de Assis Moreno Jr. (IBMEC/RJ), Dr. Alexandre Reis Graeml (UTFPR), Dr. Brivaldo Marinho (UFPB), Dr. Francisco José da Costa (UFPB), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).


From left to right: Pedro, Dr. Costa, Dr. Bellini, and Dr. Marinho




2nd Information Systems in Latin America (ISLA) Conference

João Pessoa, Brazil
April 18-21, 2015

GTIS is proud to have organized the second ISLA conference. This conference discusses the role of information systems in society and the ways the discipline has evolved over the years, with a special attention to the idiosyncrasies of IS research and application in Latin America. The first ISLA conference was held in Curitiba, May 01-03, 2014, and it was a huge success as for the presence of renowned IS scholars both physically and in the real-time video-conferencing rooms.

ISLA conferences innovate in many aspects, including a more personal account from the authors when writing their contributions, and the preference for contributions that explicitly address the conference's annual theme. Also, the conference has a geographically distributed format, that is, participants are stimulated to join individually or in groups from any part of the world and contribute through live video-conferencing with those who are located at the main conference site.

More about ISLA 2015 can be found at: http://bit.do/ISLA2015



GTIS members and other ISLA participants celebrating the success of ISLA 2015



Digital literacy and resistance to change (routine-preserving behavior) in a rural community

João Pessoa, Brazil
February 25, 2015

Raissa Carneiro de Brito presented her dissertation as a requisite for the MS degree in Information Science at UFPB. Raissa researched on resistance to change (routine-preserving behavior) as a behavioral digital limitation/impairment. She implemented a series of focus groups and participant observations in a rural community nearby João Pessoa, Brazil, where she is part of a voluntary team that promotes general and digital literacy for anyone in that community who is interested. She researched the drivers of resistance and acceptance to participate in the educational activities, and she ingeniously associated some behaviors with a character of the Brazilian popular culture that sings "I was born this way, I grew up this way, I actually live this way, I'll always live this way." Her research was the fifth M.Sc. research on the validation of Bellini et al.'s (2010) seminal work on digital limitations/impairments. The committee for her dissertation was: Dr. Brivaldo Marinho (UFPB), Dr. Dulce Neves (UFPB), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).


From left to right: Dr. Bellini, Raissa, Dr. Dulce Neves, and Dr. Marinho




V Ciclo de Palestras em Gestão da Tecnologia de Informação

        Natal, RN, Brazil
        December 04-05, 2014

        



CineGTIS

Last July, GTIS introduced another regular activity to promote joyful reasoning. Once a month, GTIS members meet to watch and discuss movies related to GTIS interests, usually concerning human-computer interaction and the alternative epistemological perspectives. CineGTIS so far exhibited Her, Disconnect, and The Secret.



GITMA 2014

Philadelphia, USA
June 22-24, 2014

Dr. Carlo Bellini presented a paper at the 15th Annual Global Information Technology Management Association World Conference (GITMA 2014) held in Philadelphia, USA. The paper was "Adhocratic Customer Teams and Teamwork Effectiveness in Information Systems Development". Dr. Bellini also participated in the first meeting of country investigators of the World Information Technology Project (WITP). For more information about WITP, GITMA conferences and other resources, please visit www.gitma.org



ISLA 2014

Curitiba, Brazil
May 01-03, 2014

Dr. Carlo Bellini, Dr. Valter Moreno and the doctoral candidate Pedro Jácome presented papers at the 1st Information Systems in Latin America (ISLA) Conference (ISLA 2014), held in Curitiba, Brazil. The papers were "Paradigms in Information Systems Research: The Deinstitutionalization of Terminological Tradition in the Field’s Discourse" (Mota, De Moura Jr. & Bellini), "Relevância de Sistemas de Informação na Formação do Administrador Brasileiro" (Moreno Jr., Graeml & Bellini) and "Mensuração na Pesquisa Qualitativa: Avaliando Possibilidades Criticamente" (De Moura Jr.).

The conference was an idea of Dr. Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR), who is an enthusiast of the IS field in Brazil. Starting with this first edition, the conference is expected to be held annually in a different city in Latin America. In 2014, the participants discussed the role of IS research in society and the ways the discipline has evolved over the years, with special attention given to the idiosyncrasies of IS in Latin America. Please visit http://bit.do/ISLA2014 to know more about ISLA 2014. The 2nd ISLA Conference (ISLA 2015) will be in João Pessoa, Brazil (the Easternmost city of the three Americas), April 18-20, 2015. Please be sure to schedule your participation.


Dr. Bellini (center) and Pedro (right) during an informal meeting with ISLA participants



An experiment on overconfidence (self-efficacy), feedback and task performance

João Pessoa, Brazil
February 25, 2014

Malu Lacet Serpa presented her dissertation as a requisite for the MS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. Malu researched on overconfidence (excessive self-efficacy) as a cognitive digital limitation/impairment. She implemented a true experiment with 54 management students to assess the effects of feedback (positive, negative, and placebo) on the levels of self-efficacy and computer-mediated task performance. The task was based on the prisoner's dilemma to solve a productivity paradox problem. Her research was the fourth M.Sc. research on the validation of Bellini et al.'s (2010) seminal work on digital limitations/impairments. Malu received honors as a recognition for the dissertation's quality. The committee for her dissertation was: Dr. Gilson Ludmer (UFPE), Dr. Brivaldo Marinho (UFPB), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).



From left to right: Dr. Bellini, Dr. Marinho, Dr. Ludmer, and Malu



GTIS new research projects

2013 was a special year for GTIS also in terms of projects approved by research agencies in highly competitive research calls.
At the Brazilian research agency (CNPq), our researchers approved three new projects to be developed between 2014 and 2016:

IT Professionals Management: METRICS, Geographical Regions, and Company Sizes in Brazil
(Chief researcher: Dr. Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)

Innovation and Competitiveness in Micro and Small Brazilian Companies: A Knowledge and Resource-based View
(Chief researcher: Dr. Valter de Assis Moreno Jr.)

Education for Consumption: A Framework for Consumer Education in Light of Transformative Consumer Research
(Chief researcher: Dr. Rita de Cássia de Faria Pereira)



A survey on self-efficacy and anxiety

João Pessoa, Brazil
November 26, 2013

Miguel Mauricio Isoni Filho, a founding member of GTIS, presented his dissertation as a requisite for the MS degree in Management Science (Management Information Systems) at UFPB. Miguel researched on self-efficacy and anxiety as cognitive digital limitations/impairments. This research was the third M.Sc. research on the validation of Bellini et al.'s (2010) seminal work on digital limitations/impairments. Miguel received honors as a recognition for the dissertation and other great achievements during his studies (high grades and the publication of an article in qualified journal Análise). The committee for his dissertation was: Dr. Gilson Ludmer (UFPE), Dr. Guilherme Dias (UFPB), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (UFPB, supervisor).


From left to right: Dr. Bellini, Miguel, Dr. Dias, and Dr. Ludmer



Aprovação de projeto de pesquisa

Comunicamos a aprovação do projeto Educação para Consumir: Proposição de Framework de Educação para o Consumidor à Luz da Pesquisa Transformativa do Consumidor, coordenado por Dra. Rita Pereira (GTIS) e com colaboração de Dr. Carlo Bellini (GTIS), Dr. Gesinaldo Cândido (UFCG), Dr. Salomão Farias (UFPE), Dr. Hugo Müller Neto (UFRGS), doutorandos Fábio Albuquerque (GTIS) e Márcio Carneiro, e mestre Miguel Filho (GTIS).

O projeto foi aprovado no Edital MCT/CNPq 14/2013 - Universal, faixa B (até R$60 mil).
Financiador: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - Auxílio financeiro.



Segunda parte da entrevista sobre limitações digitais ao Portal Administradores.com.br

O grupo de pesquisa GTIS - Tecnologia da Informação e Sociedade foi mais uma vez destaque na TV do maior portal de Administração do país (www.administradores.com.br). Ao comentar sobre a segunda parte da entrevista ao programa ADM Talks, Carlo Bellini destaca: "neste novo vídeo, introduzimos um olhar pretensamente mais completo sobre a exclusão digital, que, em programas de políticas públicas, é tratada meramente como o acesso material e social às tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TICs). Afinal, é mais apelativo falar de coisas materiais do que promover educação básica, formação de caráter e controle de impulsos. Mas as experiências de vida (que alimentam nossa cognição) e o bom-senso (que regula nosso comportamento) é que verdadeiramente caracterizam a inclusão digital de cada indivíduo".




XXXVII ENANPAD


Incorporação de Práticas de Gestão do Conhecimento em Processos de Negócio: Estudo de Caso da Itaipu Binacional
Valter de Assis Moreno Jr. (IBMEC/RJ)
Eduardo Jorge Lapa Lima (IBMEC/RJ)

Proposta e Aplicação de um Modelo de Maturidade da Gestão por Processos
Valter de Assis Moreno Jr. (IBMEC/RJ)
Camila Kuschick Felippio (IBMEC/RJ)

TI Verde: uma Análise à Luz da Teoria da Estruturação
Décio Bittencourt Dolci (FURG)
Ana Carolina Salles (FURG)
Ana Paula Ferreira Alves (UFRGS)
Guilherme Lerch Lunardi (FURG)

Penso, Logo Existo? Reflexões Paradigmáticas em Tecnologia da Informação
Flávio Perazzo Barbosa Mota (UFPB)
Pedro Jácome de Moura Jr. (UFPB)
Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini (UFPB) 

A Conspicuidade no Consumo do Ritual do Casamento
Diana Teixeira de Carvalho (UFPB)
Rita de Cássia de Faria Pereira (UFPB)

Unidos Não Consumiremos: Uma Análise da Coesão Social como Fator de Influências Interpessoais no Anticonsumo
Gislene Pereira (UFPB)
Rita de Cássia de Faria Pereira (UFPB)



IV Encontro de Administração da Informação (EnADI 2013)

Entre os dias 19 e 21 de maio, na cidade de Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, membros do GTIS, incluindo alguns pesquisadores e o coordenador do grupo, Prof. Carlo Bellini, participaram do IV Encontro de Administração da Informação sob promoção da Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração (ANPAD) e de responsabilidade da Divisão Acadêmica de Administração da Informação (ADI). 


From left to right: Gicele (MSc), Miguel (MSc student), Pedro (PhD candidate), Dr. Décio Dolci (associate researcher), Hélder (BSc student), Rony (MSc), and Dr. Carlo Bellini (chief researcher)



Defesas de dissertação

Em abril, ocorreram duas defesas de dissertação de mestrado acadêmico de pesquisadores do GTIS: Rony Rodrigues Correia e Sheyla Natália de Medeiros. As pesquisas intitulam-se "Estrutura de Equipes-Cliente em Projetos de Implantação de Sistemas de Informação no Setor Público: Evidências em Reuniões por Videoconferência entre Organizações Federais" e "Limitações digitais comportamentais e de acesso entre participantes de redes sociais virtuais: um estudo sobre o gerenciamento de impressões".


From left to right: Dr. Rita Pereira (member of the assessing committee), Rony Correia, and Dr. Carlo Bellini (supervisor)



Próximos eventos acadêmico-científicos com a participação do GTIS

Conheça os próximos trabalhos que o GTIS apresentará em eventos acadêmico-científicos no Brasil e no exterior:
O primeiro, IV EnADI, é promovido pela ANPAD e se realiza entre os dias 19 e 21, em Bento Gonçalves (RS).

O GTIS estará presente com os seguintes trabalhos:

Adoção de Práticas de TI Verde nas Organizações: Um Estudo Baseado em Minicasos 
(Ana Carolina Salles, Ana Paula Ferreira Alves, Décio Bittencourt Dolci, Guilherme Lerch Lunardi)

Estrutura Sociotécnica de Equipes-Cliente em Projetos de Implantação de Sistemas de Informação no Setor Público: Uma Investigação em Videoconferências
(Rony Rodrigues Correia, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)

Relevância das Pesquisas em Tecnologia da Informação: A Percepção de Acadêmicos e Gestores
(Gicele Fernandes Martins Dantas, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)

Limitações Digitais Cognitivas e Comportamentais: Um Estudo sobre Ansiedade e Autoeficácia Computacional de Estudantes
(Miguel Mauricio Isoni Filho, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini, Hélder Nascimento Nóbrega de Carvalho, Pedro Jácome de Moura Junior)

Profissionais e Profissionalização em Tecnologia da Informação: Indicativos de uma "Metamorfose Ambulante"
(Pedro Jácome de Moura Junior, Diogo Henrique Helal)

Mais informações sobre o EnADI 2013 podem ser encontradas em:

O segundo evento, 6th Conf-IRM, é promovido pela AIS e se realiza entre os dias 22 e 24 de maio, em Natal (RN).


O GTIS estará presente com o seguinte trabalho:

Empirical Investigation on Computer Self-Efficacy Influencing the Intention to Use Facebook 
(Miguel Mauricio Isoni Filho, Miguel Mauricio Isoni)

Cyberslacking e Limitações Digitais 
(Daniella de Araújo Garcia, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)

The Social Subsystem of Customer Teams in ERP Implementation: A Repertory Grid of Personal Constructs of Brazilian IT Professionals
(Pedro Jácome de Moura Junior, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)

Mais informações sobre o Conf-IRM 2013 podem ser encontradas em:

O terceiro evento, 19th AmCISé promovido em associação com a AIS e se realiza entre os dias 15 e 17 de agosto, em Chicago (EUA).


O GTIS estará presente com o seguinte trabalho:

Repertory Grid, Laddering e Análise de Conteúdo: 
Uma Abordagem Psicométrica Integrada para Entender Profissionais de Tecnologia da Informação
(Pedro Jácome de Moura Junior, Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini)



Entrevista sobre limitações digitais ao Portal Administradores.com.br

O grupo de pesquisa GTIS - Tecnologia da Informação e Sociedade foi destaque na TV do maior portal de Administração do país (www.administradores.com.br).

Em entrevista ao programa ADM Talkso líder do grupo, Prof. Carlo Bellini, comentou resultados de investigações da mestranda Daniella Garcia sobre cyberslacking - o uso de recursos informáticos da organização para fins pessoais de seus membros durante a jornada de trabalho. Descobriu-se que esse comportamento, porém,nem sempre caracteriza limitação digital comportamental, pois pode estar associado positivamente à satisfação e à produtividade do indivíduo no trabalho.

ADM Talks #8 - Cyberslacking: a vadiagem realmente compromete o resultado?




Participação do GTIS em Seminário sobre Ubiquidade das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação

O professor e pesquisador brasileiro, Dr. Eusebio Scornavacca, diretor de pesquisa na School of Information Management da Victoria University of Wellington (Nova Zelândia), ministrou, no período de 21 a 23 de janeiro de 2013, o seminário intitulado "Quando os sedentários viram nômades: os desafios para a gestão de empresas na era da ubiquidade". O seminário foi organizado pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração (PPGA/UFPB).


From left to right: Huga (MSc student), Pedro (PhD candidate), Malu (MSc student), Dr. Scornavacca, Sheyla (MSc student), Dr. Bellini, and Miguel (MSc student)



Participação na Conferência Internacional Brasil Canadá 3.0 
 
Nos dias 03 e 04 de dezembro de 2012, Miguel Mauricio Isoni Filho apresentou o projeto “Limitações Digitais: Formação Pessoal, Empoderamento Comunitário, Mudança Social” na Conferência Internacional Brasil Canadá 3.0. Esse projeto está registrado no Edital CNPq 14/2011 - Universal.




Comemoração dos 40 anos do PPGA/UFRGS

Nos próximos dias 06 e 07 de novembro de 2012, Carlo Bellini ministrou duas palestras na Escola de Administração da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), dentro das comemorações dos 40 anos do seu Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração (PPGA). As palestras foram:
 
Aproximando o Sistema Relacional Simbólico do Sistema Relacional Empírico (A diversidade metodológica em Administração e a necessidade de serem observados critérios específicos para a escolha do método mais apropriado em cada pesquisa.)

Revisões Sistemáticas da Literatura como Alternativa para a Construção de Referenciais Teóricos (Como sistematizar revisões da literatura e tornar mais eficaz a construção de modelos teóricos.)




I Workshop do Projeto Universal CNPq
 
Em 05 de outubro de 2012, realizou-se workshop do Projeto Universal CNPq "Limitações Digitais: Formação Pessoa,Empoderamento Comunitário, Mudança Social''. Contamos com a presença do Prof. Gilson Ludmer/UFPE, Profa. Rita de Cássia, Daniella Garcia e Miguel Isoni Filho, todos membros do projeto. Ainda, as mestrandas Malu Lacet e Sheyla Medeiros e o bolsista de iniciação Hélder também estiveram presentes para colaborar com os demais.


                From left to right: Dr. Bellini, Dr. Pereira, Hélder (BSc student), Malu (MSc student), Miguel (MSc student), Sheyla (MSc student), Dr. Ludmer, and Daniella (MSc student)



Distant GTIS members visit the team's headquarters
 
In August 2012, GTIS received the visit of two members that research at FURG, Rio Grande, which is distant 4,500 Km from João Pessoa. Dr. Décio Dolci and Dr. Guilherme Lunardi took the opportunity to get to know face to face the other members of the research team and discuss research interests.


From left to right: Dr. Bellini, Dr. Lunardi, Dr. Isoni, Malu (MSc student), Dr. Dolci, Hélder (BSc student), Miguel (MSc student), Rony (MSc student), and Pedro (PhD candidate)



First photo of GTIS members
 
GTIS started as a group formed by a few students under the supervision of Dr. Carlo Bellini, in November 2008.


From left to right: Miguel Filho (BSc student), Flávio (MSc student), Solange (MSc student), Dr. Bellini, Daniella (BSc student), Jonathan (BSc student), and Fábio (MSc student)